Find a Select Surgeon - Plastic Surgery

Changing your physical appearance, whether for medical or cosmetic reasons, can change your life as well. When undergoing such a transformation, it’s critical to work with the most highly skilled surgeons.

New Jersey Monthly is proud to announce the 2024 edition of the Select Surgeons Plastic Surgeons list, an elite grouping of the state’s top doctors performing plastic surgery across 26 procedure categories. This distinction is based on a number of criteria, including experience, qualifications, surgical results, and reputation. Only the top doctors in each category are named to the Select Surgeons Plastic Surgeons list.

The list is based on a 360-degree analysis of potential surgeons, incorporating as much relevant objective information as possible. The selection process targets the top surgeons for 26 different procedures so patients can find the most appropriate surgeon for their needs.  View our methodology here.

Michael Richard, MD

  • Specialties: Eyelid Rejuvenation, Post Mohs Reconstruction (Eyelids)

About Dr. Michael Richard

I was first drawn to oculofacial plastic surgery because of its ability to address both aesthetic and sight-impairing conditions as well as by my desire to combine technical expertise with an artistic vision. I have been fortunate to experience how this specialty can produce life-changing functional and cosmetic results for my patients.

I believe that my role is to guide patients through the decision-making process involving their care. This process begins with a discussion of the concerns and goals of the patient. From there, we can discuss the underlying processes that are causing the condition, be they medical or cosmetic. Options may include medical treatments, non-surgical office-based procedures, or surgery. After weighing the risks and benefits of the options, patients can decide what works best for them.

I am very sensitive to the fact that being a patient makes you vulnerable. It is a physician’s responsibility to recognize this and to help minimize that vulnerability. This involves good communication, both in relaying information and in listening. I deeply value the trust that my patients place in me; it is my hope that they, in turn, feel well cared for.

For me, time never goes faster than when I am operating. I can lose myself for long periods of time as I become absorbed in the details of surgery. I enjoy all aspects of my job, but surgical days are my favorite for this reason.

I have a wonderful family: an amazing wife, a daughter in college, a son in high school, and two great (albeit energetic) dogs. We enjoy hiking with the dogs and skiing as a family.